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Radya Pustaka Museum, A Historical Tourism Object in Solo

Radya Pustaka Museum is a museum built by Kanjeng Adipati Sosrodiningrat IV in October 28, 1890. He was a pepatih dalem (today, it’s a kind of vice regent) in the reign of Paku Buwono IX and Paku Buwono X. The museum has complete collection of statue, heirloom, wayang and old books. The old books collection includes Wulang Reh written by Pakubuwono IV and Serat Rama bu Yasadirpura I. 
The museum doesn’t lie under Olden Times Department or Tourism Department but a foundation. The foundation names Yayasan Paheman Radya Pustaka Surakarta and was established in 1951. For daily activities, presidium was formed in 1966, and led by Go Tik Swan or K.R.T. Hardjonagoro as the first leader.
          Radya Pustaka Museum is situated in Jalan Slamet Riyadi, in the complex of Taman Wisata Budaya Sriwedari, Surakarta, Central Java. To reach the museum, you can go by bus or taxi. If you are from Tirtonadi bus station, you can go by local minibus or taxi towards the Sriwedari. You will need to pay less than Rp10,000 (US$1.00) by bus. If you are from Adi Sumarmo airport, you can go by taxi for less than Rp50,000 (US$5.00). The city of Surakarta is quite crowded, and you may feel that the journey towards the museum is not too comfortable, especially if you are trapped in a traffic jam. That is why, it is better for you to come around 9 a.m where the street is not too crowded. The museum has complete collection, hence you can learn many things from the museum.

          Deciding to visit Radya Pustaka Museum means you can learn history. The museum is part of historical tourist destinations. That is why, when you visit the museum, you can do many things related to history. You can walk around the museum to see and learn various objects in this museum, including the statue and heirloom. Otherwise, you can see classical book and learn about the historical book. You can hire a guide to lead you the way around the museum. He or she can tell you about the history of the classical book. The old books are precious. It’s not surprising that the museum takes care of all the collection carefully. The arrangement of the books is so tidy that it looks so interesting. Hence, you will not get bored walking around the museum to learn more about the great history of kings of Surakarta at all times.

          Radya Pustaka Museum lies exactly at the center of Surakarta City. Hence, when you visit this museum, it will be very easy to find hotels. There are many hotels in Surakarta that you can select to stay. For example, Novotel or Dana Hotels offers comfortable bedroom to spend the night. Spending the night in Surakarta will be fun. It’s because Surakarta is a metropolitan city, so that the activities run through the whole night.
          You can explore many things in Surakarta, including the entire culture and history of this city. Visiting Radya Pustaka Museum can be the first step you can do.
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